Quicks Hole Tavern

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You know that it’s the off season in Woods Hole by the number of parking spaces readily available, even on a Saturday night, and by the sign on the meter noting free parking. The lingering warmth of an unseasonable day over very cold water had the village locked in by fog. A little spooky; a little magical. Our goal was dinner at Quicks Hole Tavern.

Quicks Hole Tavern was busy, even on a February night. Deservedly so. The food is simply amazing. I know why we choose other restaurants in the summer when avoiding the crowds becomes a top priority, but Quicks Hole Tavern is open all year. Last night was a definite reminder that it should be high on the list of out to dinner options.

The atmosphere was fun and lively and the service was great. I opted for a fried oyster appetizer with a spicy glaze and a roasted beet salad. I could wax poetic about both items. The four oysters were beautifully presented on individual shells and nestled into a memorable sweet, spicy sauce. The beet salad included arugula, hazelnuts and aged gouda lightly dressed in a perfect vinaigrette.

The Big Guy was equally happy with his house salad and braised lamb shank. His meal also included rapini, a parsnip puree, and roasted pears. The meat was almost meltingly tender.

What constitutes a good restaurant? A place you want to return to again and again?Atmosphere, location, service are all important and Quicks Hole Tavern has it all. But what really stands out for me is the¬†food. Everything was meticulously fresh and creatively presented. We’ll be back at our first opportunity!

 

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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4 Responses to Quicks Hole Tavern

  1. JoAnn says:

    Hope you sent this glowing report to Trip Advisor!

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  2. Diane says:

    You DID wax poetic. Such a way with words about food! Great review of Quicks Hole Tavern.:-)
    Diane

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